Last Activity:08-24-2008 1:29 PM
Posted in thread: hop weight on 07-10-2008 at 09:16 PM
I recently picked 1/2 of a brown paper shopping bag of hallerteau hops. Dried them for 5 days,
then packed them into a ziplock bag (very sticky and aromatic). The bag weighed 2 ounces. Not
that much f...
Posted in thread: Pennsylvania Growing Weather on 07-04-2008 at 12:39 AM
The hop plants are 4 year old hallerteau. They are not the only thing goin crazy around here.
Vegtable garden goin stronger than usual. Trees and lawn are almost out of control. Probably
has to do wit...
Posted in thread: Pennsylvania Growing Weather on 07-03-2008 at 07:07 PM
The reason I picked them is because the tips of the leaves was turning brown and papery. When I
pull one apart, the lupulin glands are large and yellow, and very sticky. The hops I picked
have been on...
Posted in thread: Pennsylvania Growing Weather on 07-02-2008 at 10:37 PM
I'm in Pittsburgh and just picked my first batch. I only picked the largest ones (about the
size of my thumb) and ended up with about half a shopping bag. They smell great and are on the
drying rack r...
Posted in thread: Got Cones? on 06-20-2008 at 10:11 PM
My 3 year old Hallerteu hops are loaded and the cones are big. I tore one apart, not ready yet.
Completely oderless. Maybe a week or so.
Posted in thread: Hops over 8 feet. on 05-06-2008 at 07:48 PM
My 4 year old Hallertau hops have passed the 8' mark. They are growing about 4" per day. I'm
goin to have to extend the trellis upward sooner than I expected. This years plantings are only
Posted in thread: Natural Gas Cooker? on 03-10-2008 at 08:27 PM
I made 1 out of a burner from a old hot water heater. It's only 35000 btu's so its only good up
to 5 gallon batches. Works great and cost nothing.
Posted in thread: poles on 02-25-2008 at 11:13 PM
3/4" galvanized steel electric conduit. cheap, light, strong, can be easily welded. $4 for a
10' length at home depot
Posted in thread: Some tips for growing hops on 02-24-2008 at 03:19 PM
The book "Small scale organic hops production" states that you can propagate hops 3 ways.
Rhizomes, cuttings, and seeds, with seeds being the least desireable due to male plants. The
cuttings I took f...
Posted in thread: Growing Hops Across the Roof of My Garage on 02-23-2008 at 01:22 PM
Put a few 16' 2x4's in the ground directly below the gutter and put 1 screw into the upper lip
of the gutter. Run your strings up past the roof to the top of the 2x4. You can sit on the roof
to pick t...